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UNHCR Kenya expresses continued solidarity in ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for more support

UNHCR Kenya expresses continued solidarity in ongoing efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for more support

Nairobi, 25 April 2020 – As the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, notes the increasing challenges faced by refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable populations, and calls for continued solidarity. UNHCR appreciates the inclusion of refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons in the Government of Kenya’s […]

UNHCR Kenya Statement by the UNHCR Representative in Kenya, Fathiaa Abdalla

UNHCR Kenya Statement by the UNHCR Representative in Kenya, Fathiaa Abdalla

“We, at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, are profoundly shocked and saddened by the tragic death and apparent suicide of a refugee today in Nairobi. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends. We ask everyone to kindly respect his dignity and the dignity and privacy of his […]

UNHCR supports Ethiopian refugees returning home from Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA – Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency assisted 76 Ethiopian refugees currently living in Kenya to return home – marking the first-ever voluntary repatriation programme for a large group of Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. Currently, there are a total of 28,560 Ethiopian refugees in Kenya. “This is a […]

Statement-UNHCR reiterates protection commitment for LGBTI+ refugees

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reiterates its commitment to ensuring that LGBTI+ refugees and asylum seekers residing in Kenya, including those living in Kakuma camp, are provided with necessary protection and support. UNHCR is aware that there are some 157 refugees and asylum-seekers staying in and around Kakuma camp who […]